There are 17 games on the schedule today as the Mets/Braves and A’s/Rays each play 2. The A’s and Ray’s DH is interesting because it is just the second scheduled doubleheader since 2006. The A’s and Ray’s agreed to this in order to get an extra day off on Monday. There have been DH’s in Tampa before. The last one was 13 years ago during the infamous 2004 North Atlantic Hurricane Season. The Tigers needed to get out of town before Hurricane Frances crossed the Florida Peninsula so they moved the game up a day. The Braves and Mets are making up a game from early May.
General Weather Pattern
This is a day made for hitters across the MLB. A subtropical high-pressure system in the Atlantic is the dominant weather feature for most games today. Temperatures will rise into mid 80’s to low 90’s across much of the Eastern and Central US today.
The heat is one factor that will benefit hitters today but in some places like St. Louis and Chicago winds will gust 25-35 MPH. The Southerly direction means that is out to C/LF in a lot of ballparks today. The only bad weather is stuck in the Pacific Northwest as another storm system moves onshore.
The Rockies are known for O/U’s of 12.5, but not outside of Chicago.
High pressure will continue its influence over the Eastern US tomorrow, so expect favorable hitting conditions again tomorrow. Talk to you tomorrow, good luck with your picks/lineups.